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Notice to Landlords

Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017

The above standards for private rented houses set out in the above legislation came into effect on 1st July 2017

By law, landlords must ensure that their rented properties provide tenants with a safe and healthy environment to live in and comply with the Minimum Standards. Local Authorities are responsible for the enforcement of the regulations. If your property does not comply to these Minimum Standards, as a landlord, you could be prosecuted. New standards came into effect on 1st July 2017 and the information below summarises the Minimum Standards and highlights the new obligations for landlords.

Download Guide for Landlords & Tenants - Housing Standards for Rented Houses 2017

Download Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017

Download RTB House Safety leaflet

Download good landlord guide

Download good-tenant-guide

For further information visit the Residential Tenancies Board’s website at


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